Talk about hitting the nail on the head. I feel so proud to have a Dragon Mama as my sister.
For the record, I don't think you are scary and I'd definitely ask you for advice. Your one of the best moms I know. Your grief is not embarrassing or unwieldy to me. I'm here. I know some people "can't hang." But some of us can. I'll be glad to be all mama bear with you at an ARD meeting, if need be ;) That said, I love this piece. Because from prior experience, I know a lot of people do act this way. And I will never forget that lady at parent night doing drill down about vanguard and all this other crap. People need a reality check, and I'm glad this Dragon mom is giving it to them.
Oh my, what a strong article. I needed to hear that...I am reminded how incredible you and Neil both are. --Rachel